Gov. Whitmer issues apology after violating Michigan COVID health order

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has issued an apology after a photo appeared online in which she may be violating the state's social distancing restrictions.

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has issued an apology for violating the state’s gathering and mask order.

A photo appeared online of Whitmer with at least a dozen people at a restaurant in Lansing. The current state epidemic orders from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services prohibits groups larger than six.

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The Governor’s office released the following statement Sunday regarding the incident:

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